What If You Need Urgent Dental Care?

Complete Dental Studio in Boerne is here to help when your unexpected dental issues pop up. Dr. Alghadban (“Dr. Al”) understands that emergencies like severe tooth pain, broken teeth, or lost fillings need fast attention.

That's why we offer emergency dentistry services. Whether it's a toothache that won't quit or a tooth that got knocked out, we're ready to provide quick, effective care.

We're here to ease your pain, fix the problem, and restore your smile as soon as possible. You can count on us when you need urgent dental care.

What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

If you need immediate dental care in Boerne, here are examples of dental emergencies we treat.

Our list is not exhaustive, but these are the most common incidents that Dr. Al treats at our office in Boerne. What should you do if one of these happens to you?

Bitten Tongue or Lip

If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and relieve pain. If the bleeding doesn't stop or the bite is deep, it's best to seek medical attention for proper care and to avoid infection.

Object Stuck in Teeth

If you have an object stuck in your teeth, gently remove it with dental floss. Be careful not to poke too forcefully to avoid damaging your gums. If the object doesn't come out with flossing, visit Dr. Al for safe removal instead of using sharp instruments or excessive force.

Damaged Tooth

You must take immediate action if you have a damaged, chipped, or broken tooth. Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. If swelling, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek.

Try to save any broken pieces. See Dr. Al as soon as possible to assess and repair the damage, prevent further problems, and restore your smile.

Missing Tooth

If a tooth gets knocked out (avulsed), it's crucial to act fast. Pick up the tooth by the crown (top part), avoiding the root. If dirty, rinse it with milk or water, but don't scrub it. Try reinserting it into the socket gently.

If you can't, keep the tooth moist by placing it in milk or water. Get to Complete Dental Studio immediately. The sooner you act, the better the chances of saving the tooth.

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Loose Tooth

If you lose a tooth due to decay or injury, it's important to address it promptly. A lost tooth can affect your eating and speaking ability, leading to other dental issues.

Visiting Dr. Al is critical for assessing the best action, including options like a dental implant, bridge, or denture. These solutions help restore function and appearance, ensuring your oral health and confidence remain intact.


Take a toothache seriously. It could indicate a deeper issue. First, rinse your mouth with warm water and gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between your teeth.

If the pain persists, see us as soon as possible. Dr. Al can diagnose the cause, anything from a cavity to an infection, and provide the appropriate treatment.

Broken Jaw

If you suspect you have a broken jaw act quickly. Keep the jaw still using a bandage wrapped beneath the jaw and tied on top of the head. Apply cold compresses to control swelling.

It's crucial to seek immediate medical attention, as a broken jaw needs professional care. Avoid any attempts to realign the jaw yourself. Prompt treatment is vital to ensure proper healing and alignment.

Safeguarding Your Smile Against Emergencies

Even with excellent oral care, dental emergencies can occur. Yet, you can reduce your risk significantly with intelligent habits. Proactive steps and avoiding risky behaviors will keep your smile both beautiful and functional.

Regular Dental Visits: Your Safety Net

Regular dental appointments are very important. They help catch minor issues before they escalate into emergencies. Early detection of cavities and gum disease is key, especially since they often progress silently. Our team is also here to offer you personalized oral hygiene advice.

Home Care: Your Daily Dental Defense

Develop a solid routine of brushing, flossing, and using fluoride toothpaste. Daily flossing tackles plaque between teeth and prevents bacteria buildup. Consider adding mouthwash to your routine, particularly if you have implants or crowns.

Eating Right: A Strong Smile’s Secret

Be cautious with hard, sticky, or chewy foods. A diet low in sugars and starches and rich in nutrients is vital for oral health. If you indulge in sweets, remember moderation and follow up with good oral hygiene.

Protective Gear: Your Smile’s Armor

Always wear a mouthguard during contact sports. Our custom-made mouthguards offer better protection and comfort than over-the-counter options. A nightguard is a must for those who grind teeth at night to prevent damage.

Teeth Are Not Tools: Protect Your Bite

Avoid using your teeth for anything other than eating. Opening bottles and packages or chewing on rigid objects like ice can damage your teeth. We're here to assist if you struggle with habits that might harm your teeth.